FALKEHAYN Erich von (Falkenhayn)( Deutsch general infantry)
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Erich von Falkenhayn (Falkenhayn - Falkengayn) (1861-1922), Germanic infantry general (1915). In 1913-1914 the Minister of War in Germany, in 1914-1916 chief of staff, dismissed for failure at Verdun.
After graduating from the military academy, Falkenhayn took part in a military expedition to China in 1900. In 1913, Mr.. He was appointed minister of war. September 14, 1914, Mr.. Falkenhayn becomes head of the field of General Staff. On his initiative offensive was undertaken at Verdun in order to force France to an early conclusion of peace. Battle of Verdun, which began on Feb. 21, 1916, Mr.. and ended only by the autumn of that year, fell short of expectations Falkengayna; Conversely, the Germans at Verdun army suffered severe damage and huge losses in human beings and shells. On other fronts of Falkengayna had great success. Thus, in the period from May to September 1915. under his leadership had made a successful attack on the Russian front, and from October to December the same year he developed the plan for was won first Serbia and then Montenegro. August 29, 1916, after the appointment of Hindenburg's commander, Falkenhayn was dismissed from his post as Chief of Staff. He led a campaign against Romania, which ended with the fall of Bucharest. In 1916-18 commander of the 9 th Army in Romania, Germany and the Turkish troops in Turkey and Germany during the intervention in Soviet Russia, in March 1918. commanded the 10 th Army. In 1919, Mr.. Falkenhayn resigned.